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present participle forgetting past tense forgot past participle forgotten
American English: /fərˈɡɛt/
British English: /fəˈɡɛt/

Translation of forget in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (fail to remember)
    olvidarse de
    I hope I haven't forgotten anything
    espero no haberme olvidado de nada or no haber olvidado nada or que no se me haya olvidado nada
    I've forgotten what you said
    se me ha olvidado lo que dijiste
    me he olvidado de lo que dijiste
    I was forgetting (that) you don't speak German
    se me olvidaba que or me olvidaba de que no hablas alemán
    it was a day never to be forgotten or a never-to-be-forgotten day
    fue un día inolvidable
    I never forget a face
    nunca me olvido de una cara
    nunca se me olvida una cara
    soy buen fisonomista
    I forget his name
    no recuerdo cómo se llama
    have you forgotten your manners?
    ¿qué modales son ésos?
    we mustn't forget those less fortunate than ourselves
    no debemos olvidar a or olvidarnos de quienes tienen menos que nosotros
    she forgot me in her will
    se olvidó de mí en su testamento
    she never lets you forget (that) her son is a professor
    está siempre recordándote que su hijo es catedrático
    I'm your father and don't you forget it!
    ¡soy tu padre, que no se te olvide!
    to forget to + infinitivedon't forget to phone/write
    no te olvides de llamar/escribir
    que no se te olvide llamar/escribir
    surely you didn't forget to send her a card!
    ¡no te habrás olvidado de or no se te habrá olvidado mandarle una postal!
    everyone received a gift, not forgetting the dog
    todos recibieron un regalo, el perro incluido
    Example sentences
    • I found myself mixing up my lines, or forgetting them completely.
    • As we listen to his wonderful gab, we should remember what he sometimes forgot or failed to say.
    • I recently picked the thing up again and surprised myself by remembering most of the chords, but completely forgetting their names.
    Example sentences
    • Some might hide and forget about it, there are some who might even run from it and try to make a new life, forgetting the past like it never existed.
    • That crisis of civilizational morale, in turn, helps explain why European man is deliberately forgetting his history.
    • Either buy the girl her superstructure out of the goodness of your heart or forget about it.
    1.2 (put out of one's mind)
    olvidarse de
    if my wife asks you, forget I was here
    si mi mujer te pregunta, tú no me has visto
    forget who told you this, but …
    yo no te he dicho nada ¿eh?, pero …
    I owe you for the meal — forget it!
    te debo la comida — ¡deja, deja!
    I'm sorry — forget it!
    perdóname — no es nada or no te preocupes
    if it's money you want, (you can) forget it!
    si es dinero lo que quieres, ya te puedes ir despidiendo de la idea
    the play's abysmal: you can forget it!
    la obra es pésima, ni te molestes (en ir)
    also: forgotten past participle
  • 2 (leave by mistake)
    olvidarse de
    I forgot my passport
    me olvidé del pasaporte
    olvidé or se me olvidó el pasaporte
    Example sentences
    • Ross may simply have forgotten to mention this, but it is the fact that there is no legal penalty that beggars belief.
    • He's not tried to be dishonest, he has just forgotten to mention one thing.
    • John, you also forgot to mention their dastardly plans to bomb women and children in yet more state sponsored terror.

intransitive verb

  • where does she live? — I forget
    ¿dónde vive? — no me acuerdo or se me ha olvidado
    to forget about something
    olvidarse or no acordarse de algo
    you'd forgotten about the meeting, hadn't you?
    te habías olvidado or no te habías acordado de la reunión ¿no?
    I'd forget about it if I were you
    yo que tú lo olvidaría or me olvidaría de ello

reflexive verb

  • to forget oneself
    perder el control
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